Exam 4 FINAL Study Guide

Exam 4 FINAL Study Guide - Study Guide: Geography 1001,...

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Study Guide: Geography 1001, Section 1, Exam 4 Studying the terms and concepts in this list should help you be well-prepared for Exam Four on Thursday, December 10 th at 10:00 AM. The test will draw from the five class lectures on North America and Louisiana, including the documentary Cajun Crossroads , as well as Chapter Three of the text book. You may be asked to deduce some exam answers beyond the exact parameters of this study guide, but all test material will draw from the terms, concepts, events, and places listed below. There will be 51 multiple choice questions (at two points each), including around six mapping questions and four two-point bonus questions. Bring a number two pencil, large scantron sheet, and your student ID. The test is in our regular classroom -- Howe-Russell-Kniffen 130. A class review session will take place during the second half of our last class period on Thursday, December 3. I will also be holding “satellite” office hours to answer study questions on Wednesday, December 9 th from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM-ish in the Student Union (in the seating area by Einstein’s Bagels). North America Terms, Concepts, Events, Places What are the geographic versus cultural boundaries of North America? What characteristics hold the United States and Canada together as a region? The two joined together to clean up the Great Lakes pollution and made plans to reduce acid rain in eastern North America. Trade relations matter the most The U.S. receives 90% of Canada’s exports and supplies more than two thirds of its imports. Canada is the U.S.’s most important trading partner, accounting for 20% of its exports and imports The countries originally signed a bilateral agreement called the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) They extended the alliance to Mexico, thus changing its name to North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) It parallels the success of the European Union (EU) and has forged the world’s largest trading bloc. In what important ways is Canada different from the United States? The U.S. Constitution (1787) was created out of a violent struggle with the powerful British nation. o It specifically limited centralized authority, giving all unspecified powers to the states or the people. The Canadian Constitution (1867) was an act of the British Parliament which created a federal parliamentary state o It reserved power to central authorities and maintained many political links between Canada and the British Crown. The evolution of the U.S. as a federal republic produced an increasingly powerful central government Canada’s geopolitical balance of power shifted more towards provincial autonomy and a relatively weak national government. o
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course GEOL 1001 taught by Professor Baksi during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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